Thanks Paul for this awesome, and extremely helpful, review of this! Here you go folks, no more shredded knees!!
Having been an avid racer for many years now, I’m getting very sick of one obstacle. Barbed wire crawls.
They’re usually rocky. They slice my knees to shreds.
So, for the Beast, I added a new piece of clothing to my gear and picked up a pair of McDavid Hex Knee pads. You can get these from Dicks, but buy them from Amazon for a million more color options.
Relatively cheap at about $25 a pair, and in a variety of sizes (I bought L and that was fine).
The entire goal for me was knee protection. Crawling through the crap, I just wanted to come out without open wounds – and these absolutely nailed that for me. When I didn’t need them, I can just slide them down over my calf sleeves, and they’re totally out of the way, but I tended to wear them over my knee for much of the race.
After 9 hours, they started to feel a little chafy, but up until that point, no problems at all.
Product Info: http://www.mcdavidusa.com/
Rating: 4 star (good)